Food, housing, medical care: San Antonio AIDS Foundation is supporting individuals living with HIV
Every day, the San Antonio AIDS Foundation (SAAF) is working to prevent the spread of HIV and to support those living with HIV to live long and healthy lives. Unrestricted grants from the Maximus Foundation helps grantees use the funds wherever they most need them, such as purchasing a new boiler for their kitchen or supporting their education program staff. Through our partnership, SAAF continues to provide hot meals to clients living with HIV three times a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year since 1986. Also, their education program staff provided outreach to 8,000 students in San Antonio in the last year alone.
SAAF supports individuals affected by HIV or AIDS in 12 south Texas counties. These services include:
- Medical care, including dental and mental health
- Housing assistance
- Food pantries
- HIV testing
- HIV educational programs
Hear the impact the organization has in the clients’ own words:
“This is a great opportunity for people to become self-sufficient. And I am glad to say I had good progress here. Now I am getting on my feet and will keep ongoing.”
“This was a very positive experience for me. It allowed me and offered hope in what I thought was a hopeless situation.”
“I am grateful for the pantry and the food I get for not just me but for my family. They really take into account that I have children and allow me to bring enough food home for them too."
Learn more about the San Antonio AIDS Foundation and their impact by visiting sanantonioaids.org.